Dan Castro (independent)
UK, 2023, 4'20"
A traveller searches for meaning in a vast uninspiring tundra.
A Goat's Spell
Gerhard Funk (Gerhard Funk/Karsten Matern Filmproduktion)
Germany, 2022, 9'
A child and their day. A conquest before breakfast, a clueless goat outside the house, a couple of promising aeroplanes up high in the sky. Then everything starts falling to pieces. The goat seems to be the link, if anything is linked at all.
Canard / Duck
Elie Chapuis (Hélium Films/Beast Animation/RTS)
Switzerland, Belgium 2023, 9'05"
Vladimir and Olga raise ducks on a small isolated farm in the countryside. They hope for a child, but this expectation soon turns into a nightmare.
Naranda Land / Juxtaposed Land
ALIMO (Pigeon Productions/King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture - Ithra Production/ Studio Alimo)
Poland, Saudi Arabia, Japan, 2023, 7'45"
Words and images associated with countries, lands, and landscapes, cited from classic literature, graffiti, and contemporary photographs, are presented in a discontinuous, unclassified form.
World to Roam
Stephen Irwin (Small Time Inc.)
UK, 2023, 12'21"
Mother and Father lay the child in his cot at the same time every night. However, come morning, only a shallow crater remains; a baby-shaped depression. The boy was destined to be a wanderer.
Ikimono-san: Želva / いきものさん：カメの回 / Ikimono-san: Turtle
Atsushi Wada (Toei Animation)
Japan, 2023, 1'35"
With the help of his dog, a boy tries to become a turtle.
나는 말이다 / I Am a Horse
Chaerin Im (independent)
South Korea, Denmark, 2022, 7'58''
Where are the girls?
Unable to find girls in the diverse artwork of the Korean artist Lee Jung-seob, Chaerin Im unravels an imaginative tale of women born with half of their bodies being a horse and a tiger. These roaming women are too fierce and free to match their given role as a daughter, wife, and mother in the patriarchal society.
The tale is inspired by the Korean birth dreams, Tae-mong, of her mom when she was pregnant with her twin sister and herself.
Les marrons glacés / The Marrons Glacés
Delphine Hermans, Michel Vandam (Camera-etc)
Belgium, 2022, 10’56"
An old lady wanders through a hospital, looking for her room. She sees but ignores a pregnant young woman. As she goes around in circles, images of the past gradually appear. She meets the young woman again. And again. And again. Then the old lady makes her own decisions again.
Niles Atallah (Diluvio/Pista B/Elías Querejeta Zineskola)
Chile, Mexico, Spain, 2023, 13'
In a fable made by hyper-mechanisms of the future, a message in an algorithmic bottle revives a story of extinction from the past to a clay humanoid in the present.